I've always felt it would be a better film had QT directed it. Tony did a good job, don't get me wrong, but I don't think he delivered it with the style and panache that the script needed. The only style in the film, really, was the script itself. The characters it created. Tony SAW the screenplay through average eyes. He saw what most people would see when reading it. We all know based on Dogs, Pulp, Jackie, and Bill, that QT is a HEAVILY stylized director. Most of the time, that's what makes his films so much fun to watch, kind of a "what style is he going to do this time?" type of thing.